From September 6 through September 13, New York City was a buzz of activity as New York Fashion Week kicked off the global calendar of Fashion Weeks. And, what better way to kick off Fashion Week with style than to have one night completely dedicated to the love of fashion?
This September was the third time I was able to work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Each time I visit this city, I come back home with new adventures and stories. This year I was fortunate enough to meet and spend time with Monika Chiang and Lancôme National Makeup Artist Darais at Monika’s Soho boutique. I also was blessed to have the opportunity to sew some amazing dresses at Giulietta that were part of her 2013 Spring Collection show. Working backstage as a dresser at the Mark McNairy fashion show was an exciting and unique experience as well.
However, after five days of constant subway jumping, insane heat waves, and a whirlwind of, quite literally, running around the island of Manhattan, it is good to be home.
Some of Giulietta’s Spring 2013 RTW Collection (photos courtesy of Giulietta).
Backstage at the Mark McNairy show with Matthew B, my British model.
Some of Mark McNairy’s Spring 2013 RTW Collection (photos courtesy of Amanda De Simone, GoRunway.com).
“Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass, forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine to make up the city’s most fabulously festive interior.” – Mimi Sheraton
Growing up as the youngest of four and with a sister who was five years older than me, I used to despise anything that was used and old. Clothes, toys, anything. Luckily, I grew out of that stage and learned from furnishing my college apartments and my current house, that sometimes older is better. While antiquing and thrifting can be hard and tiring work, the treasures one can find, especially for a wedding or event, are well worth it. This how I found myself, willingly, on a Saturday morning, joining my dear friend (an interior designer and expert thrifter and antiquer), trouncing around West Michigan, on the hunt for wedding finds. Below are some fun items we came across in our hunt.
“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” – Claude Monet
There is something really nice about being around fresh flowers; they just make you smile. Lucky for me, I have a friend who supplies my work environment with a fresh bouquet of flowers every week. I see it as a slightly smelly obsession, but a necessary one.